Sunday Night Science & Innovation Links, Nov 20, 2016

A lot of people talk about science and innovation.  Few of them talk to each other.  

Talk!  To each other!

“‘Even as an anti-establishment president elect, he is not going to thumb his nose at the public. The public understands the value of science and technology. At least it does sometimes.'” — Scientists Prepare to Fight for Their Funding Under Trump | WIRED

“A new “science of science policy” is emerging, and it may offer more compelling guidance for policy decisions and for more credible advocacy.” — Wanted: Better Benchmarks | Science

“IRIS is creating a data platform incorporating an array of metrics on the science and innovation system, from individual participation and career trajectories, to material and equipment purchasing patterns, to publication and patent outputs over the long term. — A Q&A with the Institute for Research on Innovation & Science | AAAS – The World’s Largest General Scientific Society

“Not everyone can go out and grab thirty AI-happy astrophysicists.” — Giant Corporations Are Hoarding the World’s AI Talent | WIRED

“Once prediction became cheap, innovators reframed driving as a prediction problem. Rather than programing endless if-then-else statements, they instead simply asked the AI to predict: “What would a human driver do?”” — Digitopoly | The Simple Economics of Machine Intelligence

“the hype around machine intelligence methods continues to grow: the words “deep learning” now equally represent a series of meaningful breakthroughs (wonderful) but also a hyped phrase like “big data” (not so good!).” — The current state of machine intelligence 3.0 – O’Reilly Media

“They often share a common ideology, tied not just to the neoliberal drive to privatize, innovate and disrupt, but to long-standing modernist ideas about creative destruction, quantification and the value of scientificity.” — What Is A Media Lab?


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